This easy Cheesy Crock Pot Ham Bacon Potato Soup is the ultimate comfort food. (Also called Loaded Baked Potato Soup) Made in the Slow Cooker, it can be prepped in just ten minutes for an easy meal on busy days.
Are we in prime comfort food season or what? I’m a Southern girl so I know it’s not too chilly here in Georgia by many people’s standards but I’m going to go with my roots and say when the temps hit about 50 I’m ready for my sweatshirts and soups! (Don’t make fun of me my Northern friends, my Michigander husband does that enough for all of you!)
Today I have for you absolute comfort food perfection: Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon, Ham and Potato Soup. Yes, that’s right: one soup chock full of all my favorite comfort foods, often called a Loaded Baked Potato Soup! And the great news is that it’s super easy and fail proof to boot.
Why I love this recipe
I like to set this cheesy potato soup to cook in the morning and then serve in the afternoon/evening topped with some sour cream and maybe some chives and extra cheese, because you know, you can never have too much cheese!
I also like to make this potato bacon soup when my husband might have to work late or we’re off schedule with the kid’s sports because you can come home and eat it whenever and it doesn’t get overcooked if you leave it in an extra hour or two when schedules are off. So I can feed the kids at 5 and set it to low and it’s every bit as good for him hours later if he has a late night.
- Russett Potatoes
- yellow onion
- ham cubes
- chicken broth
- sour cream
- sharp cheddar cheese
Step by step
This is an easy make-ahead meal. The bacon is cooked and crumbled, then combined with the potatoes, onion, carrot, ham, broth, and parsley in the slow cooker.
After cooking 4 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low, add in the milk, sour cream, and cheese and stir to mix. Then serve and enjoy!
And before I give you the recipe, can I tell you one more thing? This was probably the most difficult recipe to photograph ever! Potato soup isn’t naturally pretty and I made this soup SO many times before I was able to get some good pictures of it! (Not that my family minded all that taste testing!) I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Because this cooks so long in the slow cooker I recommend russet potatoes, yellow golden or red potatoes as they stay more firm.
This is a great recipe to make ahead of time and reheat later.
You can most definitely freeze this soup, however the potatoes will be softer when it is reheated. I recommend allowing the soup to cool then pouring into a freezer bag. Squeeze out excess air and store in the freezer up to 3 months.
Reheat in the slow cooker, microwave, or on the stovetop.
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This easy Cheesy Crock Pot Bacon, Ham and Potato Soup is the ultimate comfort food. Made in the Slow Cooker, it can be prepped in just ten minutes for an easy meal on busy days.
- 5 Russett Potatoes, cut into ½” cubes
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 1 cup sliced carrots (about 10 baby carrots cut)
- 1 lb thick cut bacon
- 1 lb ham cubes
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup milk
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Cut bacon into 1″ pieces and cook in a large skillet over medium high heat until brown.
- Remove to paper towel lined plate to drain and cool.
- In a crockpot combine potatoes, onion, carrot, ham, bacon, broth and parsley.
- Stir well to mix.
- Cook on high 4 hours or low 7-8 hours.
- Turn off crockpot and stir in milk, sour cream and cheese.
- Stir until cheese is melted and serve immediately.
- This recipe is a great way to use leftovers!
Keywords: ham and potato soup